May 2nd, 2012

Took the plunge!

OMG!!! bought my first cup (keeper moon cup) and after using it for the first cycle wonder why I didn't know about these 25 yrs ago!I was so impressed and pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use. I looked and researched for a couple months before purchasing a cup, being afraid I might not like the one I bought as money is ALWAYS (lol) an issue. I ended up with a moon cup. I was determined to like it. It came in the mail just in time for my cycle so I took a deep breath, remembered all the advice I had read, and put it in. I couldn't believe how easy it was! I wore it for 4 hrs, and worried about leaking, I decided to empty it. Out  it came no problem and reinsertion was a breeze. I used it my entire cycle without a pantyliner, slept with it in, and never leaked. It was such a relief to finally not have to worry about my cycle. See, I usually have a cycle that lasts 7-8 days and is extremely heavy having to change a tampon every 3 hrs and using panty liners as a backup, and still have accidents (gross!). I wanted to immediately call all my friends to tell them. It was such an awesome experience! My hubby, who is extremely grossed out by the whole thing didn't even know I had my cycle because there was no extra trash in the garbage can. It is so nice to have that little bit of privacy! I will definitely introduce my daughter to the use of menstrual cups when she begins to have a cycle. A BIG ,HUGE thank you to all of you who have posted here and helped me to have the courage to try something new.
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Help! Suction/seal issues.

I've checked the FAQ and archives, and found plenty of tips on breaking the seal when removing. I still have problems. Now, my problem is that I have (I think) very strong pelvic floor muscles. I do Pilates, and reflexively tighten and release my PC muscles when I'm having sex or masturbating, so they get a lot of exercise. I tried the DivaCup first, but it was too large and uncomfortable. I am now using the small Lunette, which feels great in...

...but is also a nightmare to get out. I have only inserted and removed it twice, but both times I was unable to break the seal before pulling it out despite trying and trying. It was so hard to remove because I had to pull and pull and pull and bear down, and obviously I'm a little worried about the suction on my vaginal walls and cervix. LOL. I hear an audible POP of suction when I finally pull it out.

I can't get my finger up there to break the seal. I push it up as far as it will go without too much pain and push inward, but I just feel a strong pain inside. I've pushed REALLY hard but can't find the rim of the cup. Either my finger isn't long enough, or it's too difficult to fit (it gets blocked by my pelvic bone). I can't get more than one finger far enough up there no matter how hard I try. I should also mention that my husband's penis is of average girth and it still hurts a little every time we have sex. An ex had a thicker penis and it hurt quite a lot each time, just at the beginning.

How can I break the seal? Does anyone have any pointers? I really want to use the Lunette. I love it.